"Up and coming area"
Founded around 1630 by colonists looking for farmland, Roxbury today proudly serves as ‘the heart of Black culture in Boston’. It’s a neighborhood undergoing complete revitalization and has literally hundreds of new businesses around the central Dudley Square district. The Roxbury Center for the Arts opened in 2005 and rapidly became a huge draw for the performing and visual arts. Other economic incentives are making for Roxbury’s exciting future. The old wood-framed houses are now attracting many artists and young professionals. Definitely a neighborhood in good transition.